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Donger
06-08-2007, 01:04 PM
I realize that few people care, but Atlantis is scheduled for a 7:38pm EDT launch tonight. If you can tear yourself away from the Paris Hilton drama or whatever, please take a peek.

Thanks.

noa
06-08-2007, 01:09 PM
Thanks for the reminder Donger.

For anyone interested, go here:
http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/shuttle/main/index.html

Scroll down to Watch NASA TV Now. The crew members are currently suiting up. I probably won't tune in again for a while, but its cool to see some of the prep shots.

Baby Lee
06-08-2007, 01:22 PM
Anyone know if HD Net is covering?

Donger
06-08-2007, 01:25 PM
Thanks for the reminder Donger.

For anyone interested, go here:
http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/shuttle/main/index.html

Scroll down to Watch NASA TV Now. The crew members are currently suiting up. I probably won't tune in again for a while, but its cool to see some of the prep shots.

Thanks noa.

Donger
06-08-2007, 01:25 PM
Anyone know if HD Net is covering?

Yes, it is.

HemiEd
06-08-2007, 01:39 PM
I wish I had time to watch it tonight, loading up for a big trip tomorrow. I miss the days when this used to be a big deal and a major event.

blueballs
06-08-2007, 01:41 PM
strap Paris on the tiles
plenty of sticky stuff
will ooze out on take off

Pushead2
06-08-2007, 01:43 PM
I have band practice tonight, we're going to be recording our albulm soon but that sounds sweet to watch that on my HD TV if I didn't

mikey23545
06-08-2007, 02:54 PM
I'm going to step outside my door and watch it in real HD..... :)

Donger
06-08-2007, 04:07 PM
I'm going to step outside my door and watch it in real HD..... :)

:)

big nasty kcnut
06-08-2007, 04:44 PM
Watching it now 46 min. hold. I wish they had a chat with the people who run the launch.

Donger
06-08-2007, 04:46 PM
Watching it now 46 min. hold. I wish they had a chat with the people who run the launch.

As usual, I'm not sure what you mean.

big nasty kcnut
06-08-2007, 05:07 PM
Donger they holding for 46 min to everybody out of there for the launch. Also i want to talk to the people who run the command center.

mlyonsd
06-08-2007, 05:15 PM
If you have access to the NASA channel they are covering it as well without stupid commentator chatter. Pretty interesting stuff.

Silock
06-08-2007, 05:15 PM
So, why is this launch getting a ton of news coverage? It's rare that a launch gets this kind of press, so is there something special about this one?

Coach
06-08-2007, 05:17 PM
So, why is this launch getting a ton of news coverage? It's rare that a launch gets this kind of press, so is there something special about this one?

That's the question I was gonna ask, as well.

Donger
06-08-2007, 05:18 PM
Donger they holding for 46 min to everybody out of there for the launch. Also i want to talk to the people who run the command center.

It's a programmed/scheduled hold.

And do you think that those folks might have better things to do right now that chat?

Donger
06-08-2007, 05:19 PM
So, why is this launch getting a ton of news coverage? It's rare that a launch gets this kind of press, so is there something special about this one?

No, other than it's a primetime launch on a Friday.

Coach
06-08-2007, 05:21 PM
No, other than it's a primetime launch on a Friday.

Ah. Well, what is the purpose of the launch?

kstater
06-08-2007, 05:23 PM
Ah. Well, what is the purpose of the launch?


Well I'm not a Rocket Scientist, but I think the launch sends the shuttle into space or something.

Donger
06-08-2007, 05:25 PM
Ah. Well, what is the purpose of the launch?

Another rather expensive truck ride to the ISS, basically.

Coach
06-08-2007, 05:26 PM
Well I'm not a Rocket Scientist, but I think the launch sends the shuttle into space or something.

Very funny, smartass. :p :D

bogie
06-08-2007, 05:34 PM
Watching it now 46 min. hold. I wish they had a chat with the people who run the launch.

Well, there's still plenty of time to talk about Paris.

big nasty kcnut
06-08-2007, 05:34 PM
They are going to continue working on the iss and watch the sky for new space activity.

ClevelandBronco
06-08-2007, 05:35 PM
The webcast is 42 seconds behind the live coverage on Fox.

Silock
06-08-2007, 05:37 PM
Yeah, this is pretty much badass.

SPchief
06-08-2007, 05:38 PM
Blastoff

Donger
06-08-2007, 05:39 PM
Max Q, go baby.

SPchief
06-08-2007, 05:39 PM
They're only traveling at 1800 mph and climbing.

SPchief
06-08-2007, 05:40 PM
2700 mph

Donger
06-08-2007, 05:40 PM
SRB sep, 35 nm alt

big nasty kcnut
06-08-2007, 05:40 PM
Great launch but i still get nervous watching.

chagrin
06-08-2007, 05:40 PM
Nifty shit, I see it out my window :)

ChiefsFire
06-08-2007, 05:40 PM
ass scent?

Donger
06-08-2007, 05:42 PM
Negative return

Donger
06-08-2007, 05:42 PM
62 miles up, 8000 mph

Silock
06-08-2007, 05:43 PM
8,000 mph is pretty damn fast.

Not as fast as it's going to get, but still...

chagrin
06-08-2007, 05:43 PM
This is soooooo cool :clap:

Donger
06-08-2007, 05:43 PM
8,000 mph is pretty damn fast.

Not as fast as it's going to get, but still...

Not fast enough.

Donger
06-08-2007, 05:43 PM
Press to ATO

Donger
06-08-2007, 05:44 PM
For those who haven't seen it, the new video of the main tank jettison is really cool.

Donger
06-08-2007, 05:44 PM
Press to MECO.

Donger
06-08-2007, 05:45 PM
19,000 mph, 64 nm alt

Donger
06-08-2007, 05:46 PM
MECO!

Donger
06-08-2007, 05:47 PM
There she goes!

Donger
06-08-2007, 05:47 PM
No OMS required.

Donger
06-08-2007, 05:49 PM
No OMS required.

That's it folks, she's in orbit. No residuals.

JBucc
06-08-2007, 05:50 PM
I'm surprised they don't have these things decked out in advertisements by now.

mikey23545
06-08-2007, 05:55 PM
http://img2.freeimagehosting.net/uploads/th.f608d6fac5.jpg (http://img2.freeimagehosting.net/image.php?f608d6fac5.jpg)


Click on the thumbnail for the view from my front yard. I really need to get a camera with more zoom. It's much more impressive in person, and it really rattled the windows this time!

BTW, I'm about 40 miles away from the Cape.

mikey23545
06-08-2007, 06:00 PM
http://img2.freeimagehosting.net/uploads/th.b55e428909.jpg (http://img2.freeimagehosting.net/image.php?b55e428909.jpg)

mikey23545
06-08-2007, 06:04 PM
http://img2.freeimagehosting.net/uploads/th.e516936130.jpg (http://img2.freeimagehosting.net/image.php?e516936130.jpg)
http://img2.freeimagehosting.net/uploads/th.daa9acd14a.jpg (http://img2.freeimagehosting.net/image.php?daa9acd14a.jpg)

Donger
06-08-2007, 06:20 PM
http://img2.freeimagehosting.net/uploads/th.f608d6fac5.jpg (http://img2.freeimagehosting.net/image.php?f608d6fac5.jpg)


Click on the thumbnail for the view from my front yard. I really need to get a camera with more zoom. It's much more impressive in person, and it really rattled the windows this time!

BTW, I'm about 40 miles away from the Cape.

Cool shots. Thanks for sharing.

KcMizzou
06-08-2007, 06:20 PM
Click on the thumbnail for the view from my front yard. I really need to get a camera with more zoom. It's much more impressive in person, and it really rattled the windows this time!

BTW, I'm about 40 miles away from the Cape.Wow. That's pretty cool.

mikey23545
06-08-2007, 06:30 PM
Cool shots. Thanks for sharing.

You're welcome.

Wish you guys could have been here, it is pretty cool in person, especially if you drive down US1 a little ways to get closer, or go down on the beach and watch.

tmax63
06-08-2007, 06:48 PM
Had a friend that got me onto the cape for a launch one time. Was about 7 miles away. AWESOME. If anyone ever gets the chance you should go see it.

mikey23545
06-08-2007, 06:58 PM
Had a friend that got me onto the cape for a launch one time. Was about 7 miles away. AWESOME. If anyone ever gets the chance you should go see it.

From that distance, you pretty well <i>feel</i> the launch...

Donger
06-08-2007, 07:05 PM
You're welcome.

Wish you guys could have been here, it is pretty cool in person, especially if you drive down US1 a little ways to get closer, or go down on the beach and watch.

I've been a lot closer than that years ago, but it's still cool.

chop
06-08-2007, 07:08 PM
I'm in Jacksonville on business and I was driving around checking everything out. I was crossing a bridge and I noticed that a lot of cars were pulled over onto the side of the road. I looked at the clock and noticed it was time for the launch. I looked up through the sunroof in the car and I saw it flying overhead. It was cool.

Thig Lyfe
06-08-2007, 08:10 PM
I'm in Jacksonville on business and I was driving around checking everything out. I was crossing a bridge and I noticed that a lot of cars were pulled over onto the side of the road. I looked at the clock and noticed it was time for the launch. I looked up through the sunroof in the car and I saw it flying overhead. It was cool.

That's pretty darn sweet.

LocoChiefsFan
06-10-2007, 10:38 PM
Nifty shit, I see it out my window :)
We just got back from Disney World this morning. We were sitting at MGM-Studios waiting for Fantasmic when it lifted off. We had a clear view of it. It was awesome. I have pics and video.

Demonpenz
06-10-2007, 10:54 PM
that picture reminds me of gattica